You can email enquiries here firstname.lastname@example.org for a free quote and advice on size etc. You may also attach photos if you have them. To discuss your commission in person, please call one of the contact numbers given. As I am often in the studio, please leave a message and preferred contact time if I do not answer at once. I will respond within 24 hours of your call.
I love to meet the subjects I am portraying where possible and can also take the photos for you if needed, distance allowing. I charge from £30 for a standard photo shoot and you get digital copies of any photos you like, in addition to the one we use for your Portrait. If taking your own photos, images should be as sharp and well lit as possible and of as high a resolution as possible. It is best to photograph animals from their own level if you can, rather than from above which can give a distorted aspect to the subject. Having said that, I have been able to achieve good results with less than ideal photographs, where they are all that is available.
Once the photos are selected, I will confirm size, background and any other requirements with you and any deadline for the work. At this stage a 25% deposit is payable. Oil paintings standardly take from 4 to 6 weeks but I can usually make tighter deadlines where needed.
For long distance work, I send you photo updates during the process and before final dispatch. When you are completely happy, I send the completed Portrait, fully insured by Royal Mail Parcel Force. I quote this individually as it varies on location, dimensions, weight etc. Drawings are usually delivered mounted (matted) and sealed.